This past Saturday was the one year anniversary of the transplant surgery that moved a kidney from myself to my sister. I wanted to celebrate the success of the surgery and do a little Organ Transplant education at the same time. I want to let everyone know that my sister is doing great and I appreciate all the questions I get about her health. Please continue to pray for her and the continued success of the transplant, thankfully, everything is going great for both of us.
PAX in attendance:
Double Down (R)
Little Jerry (R)
Jerry Maguire (R)
Launch Pad (R)
Holly Roller (R)
Tiny Tim 2.0
Squirt Gun 2.0
Super Soaker 2.0
Face Man 2.0
Asian Zing (R)
Bulletin (R) — Q
I began with the standard disclaimer and we moseyed to the parking lot in front of the school for COP. SSH, Downward dog, and Michael Phelps. A quick count and then we moseyed to the big lot behind church.
Counted off in groups of 6 and assigned starting station. PAX were to complete station, study the Organ Donation fact, then move to the next station by the assigned “Mode of transportation”.
8 Stations in all.
Merkins – Mario ->>
Curls – Bernie Sanders ->>
Dips – Mosey ->>
Bear Crawl – Mosey ->>
Box Jumps or Step Ups – Mosey ->>
Carolina Dry Docks – Karaoke (facing church) ->>
Invisible Jump Rope – Karaoke (facing away from church) ->>
Squats – Lunge Walk ->>
Circled up at 7:45 for 3 manmakers EMOM with Organ Donation Facts and Quiz
- One organ donor can save up to eight lives
- One tissue donor can heal more than 50 lives
- Every year over 1,000 Kentuckians have eyesight restored through a cornea transplant
- Donated kidneys from living donors generally last twice as long as those from deceased donors.
- Siblings has a 1 in 4 chance of being an exact match. Those odds increase to 1 in 100,000 if the donor is unrelated to the recipient.
- Live donor recipients face less risk of organ rejection.
- Living donors are preferred. A kidney from a living donor should start working very quickly. A kidney from a deceased donor can take two to four weeks to begin working.
- Over 100,000 people on the waiting list for a lifesaving transplant
- The average wait time is 3-5 years for a Kidney
- There are 18,000 Kidney transplants/year, 6,000 of those are from living donors
- 12 people die each day waiting on Kidney transplant
- Living donors can donate a kidney, lung, part of the liver, pancreases, or intestine.
Tidwell must have studied hard because I think he knew all of the answers.
We had a few minutes left, so I LET Holy Roller pick a Mary exercise. He picked 20 manmakers, I was really shocked that he wanted to do more
We ended with COR and NOR.
A few transplant related announcements:
Register to become an organ donor at DONATELIFE.NET
If you know of anyone contemplating a live donation, please offer my name and number to them. I would love to share my experience and answer any questions I can about the process before and after.
Praying for Sam, a 9 year-old boy from Holy Trinity who just received a kidney transplant. Please pray for Sam and his kidney donor, Meagan.
Organ Donation Prayer.
God of health and healing,
We give thanks for the medical science
That allows us to remove organs from one person
And implant them into another,
Renewing life for the critically ill.
Bless all those who dedicate their lives to this sacred task.
Grant strength and fortitude to the scientists and researchers,
Surgeons, nurses and clinicians,
Administrators and other professionals
Whose efforts give life.
May the work of their hands never falter.
Shine Your light on those who,
Still living, give so freely of themselves.
Grant them health, prosperity and long life.
Remember those who have given of themselves in death,
Providing vital organs to those on the edge of life.
May this final act of charity and love
Be a testimony to their lives.
Grant their families comfort, consolation and peace.
As always, it is an honor to lead this group. I thank everyone for letting me take advantage of the platform to educate on a subject matter that means a lot to my family.